The Danbo Brothers: A Crunchy Walk Through Autumn Leaves


One of Autumn’s Simple Pleasures

The Danbo Brothers are independent and active little fellows and I quite enjoy having them around. They come and go of their own accord and I often don’t see or hear from them for days. Since the leaves started to turn, I haven’t seen much of them at all. I caught sight of them the other morning on their way out and, while I normally don’t like to pry, I couldn’t contain my curiosity about what they’ve been up to, so I asked them. They happily informed me that they’ve been spending their days ambling through the woods, watching the trees turn and crunching through piles of autumn leaves. It seems to delight them no end. I know what they mean—I love it too. For me, walking through autumn leaves in fall has the same magnetic appeal as puddle jumping in spring.

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

~ John Muir



A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake
and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made.
The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds,
no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air.”

~ Eric Sloane


“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”

~ John Muir


Lying in a bed of autumn leaves.

Lying in an aspen grove.

Look up!


Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.

~ Elizabeth Lawrence


“It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence
that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us,
as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.”

~ K.T. Jong

Danbo_WelcomeOPT2To find out who the Danbo Brothers are and how they came into my life, check out my previous post: Meet the Danbo Brothers.





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Image Credits:

All photographs by madlyinlovewithlife; © 2014 madlyinlovewithlife

22 thoughts on “The Danbo Brothers: A Crunchy Walk Through Autumn Leaves

  1. I love your Danbo Brothers, and you are such a good writer too. I’m so behind on your blogs, I really need to catch up. I love the shots where they are laying on the leaves looking up, and the one where they sitting against the tree trunk watching the leaves fall. What a wonderful life they have.

    • Hello Diane! Ha…ha! Yes, the Danbo Brothers do indeed have the most wonderful life. And I can learn so much from their example: they always enjoy whatever moment is before them; they do what they love and love what they do, whether it’s dusting teapots or strolling through the woods. And they laugh a lot. They are fun to have around. They always make me smile! Thanks for stopping by. And, please, no worries about visiting my blog—it’s here for you whenever you feel like visiting, whether often or just now and again. Wishing you a very happy weekend from me and the Danbo Brothers! :))

  2. The Danbo brothers make splendid strolls in the forest, they admire the light of autumn.
    I adore your photographs.
    Good Sunday Jeannie.

    • Thank you so much, Hervé! The Danbo Brothers do indeed love to stroll in the forest! I think they would also love to walk in your beautiful forests and visit some of your castles! :)) Les Frères Danbo et je vous souhaite un très bon dimanche. :))

  3. A wonderful and fun series Jeannie….Autumn is always a wonderful season for me it’s just that winter always seems to fallow! :)) Harvest is done and heading for BC tomorrow…hope to get to Bella Coola eventually…..I’ve never been there but it looks like a wonderful place…hope the weather cooperates! Have a great weekend and new week :)

  4. Great post Jeannie. Take time to enjoy the moment as now the leaves are changing colors and falling.. I like to walk in the forest and taking some fresh air . Your little companions- the Danbo Brothers- know best what to do !! ;-))

  5. Hello Jeannie!
    I love, LOVE this new series on the Danbo Bros! So happy to see they’re doing so well, and busy just ‘doing their own thing.’ The leaves are so pretty, and the brothers have a spectacular view. May they continue to have wonderful adventures. I’m also learning a lot from them, especially to enjoy each moment of life. Hope you and your partner are having a wonderful weekend :))

    • Hello Takami! Thank you very much! These brothers are fun, happy fellows and very easy to live with. And they are quite entertaining, though they aren’t trying to be—they are simply being themselves, shining their happy light wherever they are. I’m certain these two will continue to have many more fun adventures. Wishing you a happy week ahead! :))

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  7. I have almost grown as fond of the Danbo Brothers as I used to be of my first website mascot Willie the Worm, and that, my friend, is saying a lot. The next time you see them please convey my great pleasure at taking this little Autumn stroll with them, and tell them I will be looking forward to even more encounters with them in the near future. Thanks again.

    • Thanks so much, David. The weather has turned very cold here in Calgary and the last I saw of the Danbo Brothers they had gone off in search of some winter hats and scarves. I haven’t seen them since, I suspect because it’s likely rather difficult to find toques and scarves in their sizes. But when they return, I shall convey your kind message! :)) ~ Jeannie

  8. Somehow I’d missed this episode of The Danbo Brothers — love The Danbo Brothers! Can’t wait to see what they do next, :) I love anthropomorphism, too, which seems the most natural thing in the world. I’m always embuing all “things” with lives of their own. That’s why I think these Danbo boys are so great!

    • Thanks, Debra. We obviously both share that fun quality. I think certain kinds of creative people have a natural propensity towards anthropomorphism. My mother and I both share this trait. I grew up watching her talk to plants. Ha…ha! And now, my plants have names and personalities: Mabel the Maple, Myrtle (my miniature topiary), Figmund (my fig tree) and a few others. Thanks again. I am delighted to hear you are enjoying the Danbos’ adventures.:))

      • Oh, I really do enjoy the Danbo adventures! And yes, I know what you mean about creative people having that propensity re: anthropomorphism. My problem is that sometimes I take it too far and don’t, for instance, want to throw something (object) away because I “might hurt its feelings,” ha! LOL

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